Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ERPM001: Interpretive Methodologies

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (10 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Alexandra Allan (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


Through this module you will develop a critical understanding of interpretive research, and competence in the planning and execution of such research. The module will introduce you to the research traditions which are commonly considered a part of this approach, as well as those which closely overlap and align. It will also introduce you to a range of key concepts and principles which are significant in the interpretivist research tradition, and to some relevant methodologies and research methods. As a student on the module you will be required to: engage in some research design activities; develop some research tools; and practice some of the methods you have encountered on the module. Your work on the module will culminate in a small-scale interpretivist project which you will design and conduct yourself.

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